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Agave americana
Century Plant

Agave americana - Century Plant


Agave americana is a monocarpic (dies after blooming) succulent that forms a basal rosette of thick spiny grey-green leaves, often 6' long. The flower stalk is branched and can reach 20'-40' tall with yellow green flowers. Century Plant is known as such because it is thought they only bloom once a century then die. Really they can bloom much faster, 10 years in warm climates to 60 years in cooler climates, only the Mother plant will die leaving the many suckers or "pups" to flourish.

Hardiness: USDA Zones 8-9
Plant Use:
Flowering Shrub
Full Sun
Water Requirements:

Great for sunny locationsDoes well in dry locations.of the Nile

Sizes: #3 Check Availability

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